I love the DC Road Runners summer Bunion Derby race series. It’s a beautiful mixture of relatively short, easy courses, intense summer heat and humidity, wonderful people and most importantly, host of a post-race watermelon feast.
Does anyone else have a hard time starting a training cycle after a long period of down time? I've been off a training cycle since my 50K in October. That is partially because life has been insane, partially because I've been injured, and more recently, because I just can not find the motivation to start back up again.
For years, I didn’t pay any attention to the work that went in to maintaining trails, especially trails that are vulnerable to overuse or weathering. I naively assumed that all trails just held up on their own, perfectly designed to withstand years of foot traffic and whatever weather events Mother Earth threw their way.
Each and every one of us are responsible for the marine debris problem in our waterways and ocean. Each choice we make to use a piece of plastic means we are potentially contributing to a problem that has a solution well beyond the scope of any individual person. But each and every person can be their own tiny part of the broader solution. We must think clearly about the choices we make each day.
Raise your hand if you are a runner and own a Garmin watch. I bet a lot of you do. I do too. It has been with me through two marathons, two ultramarathons, thousands of training miles, bike rides and hikes. But today. Today Garmin broke my heart.
I'm sure there are a lot of folks in the running community who likely have the same thoughts, difficulties and struggles as I do. I might not articulate my struggle fully here, but as we enter a new year, I want to shake the struggle and start fresh and rejuvenated.